Northrop F-5

  • First Entered Production: 1959
  • First entered Service: Early 1960’s
  • Manufacturers: Northrop
  • Variants: N-156F, YF-5A, F-5A, XF-5A, A.9, F-5C Skoshi Tiger, F-5E Tiger II, F-5E Tiger III, F-5E/F. F-5G, F-5N, F-5S, F-5T Tigris, F-5EM, F-5TIII, F-5E Tiger 2000
  • Max Speed: 1,700 km/h
  • Fun Fact: ”The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance”

Grumman F4F Wildcat

  • First Entered Production: 1937-1940
  • First entered Service: 1940
  • Manufacturers: Grumman
  • Variants: F4F-5, F4F-1/-2, F4F-7, F2M
  • Max Speed (F4F-4): 531 km/h
  • Fun Fact: It was the only effective fighter early in World War II available to the United States Navy and Marine Corps (1941-1942)

I really apologise for the lack of posting guys.

But I have been having exams, but they end tomorrow, so you might see a post either tomorrow night or the day after :3

McDonnell F3H Demon

  • First Entered Production: 1949
  • First entered Service: 7th of March, 1956
  • Manufacturers: McDonnell Aircraft Corporation
  • Variants: XF3H-1, XF3H-1N, XF3H-1P, XF3H-2N, XF3H-2M, XF3H-2, XF3H-2P, XF3H-P
  • Max Speed: 1152 km/h at sea level
  • Fun Fact: It was withdrawn from service just before the Vietnam War, and was succeeded by the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II.

Fokker Dr.I

  • First entered production: 1917
  • First entered service:  1917
  • Manufacturers: Fokker-Flugzeugwerke
  • Was mainly used by: The Luftstrekräfte
  • Variants: V.4, V.5, V.6 and V.7
  • Max Speed: 185 km/h at sea level (stalls at 72 km/h)
  • Fun fact: This aircraft was used by the “Red Baron,” or Manfred von Richthofen, in his last 19 air combat victories, and was also shot down in it.

In the spirit of Halloween, I present to you, the ATR-72.

  • Entered production in: 1994
  • First entered service: October 27th 1994
  • Manufacturers: ATR
  • Used mainly by: Denmark, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Italy, New Zealand and the United Kingdom
  • Variants: ATR-72-100, ATR-72-200, ATR-72-210, ATR-72-500, ATR-72-600
  • Cruise Speed: 511 km/h
  • Now, onto why this is related to Halloween at all; on an American Eagle flight on October 31st, 1994, the passengers and crew, all 68 of them, got onboard a ATR-72-212, expecting a nice quick flight from Indiana to Illinois. But, unfortunately, this was not the case. While the plane was cruising over Roselawn, still in Indiana, the plane ran into an previously unknown icing conditions which froze the flaps of the plane, causing the pilots to lose control and plumet into a soybean field in Roselawn at a speed 695 km/h.

The Mitsubishi F-2 Fighter

  • Entered production in: 1996
  • First entered service: 2000
  • Manufacturers: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Lockheed Martin
  • Used mainly by: Japan Air Self-Defence Force
  • Variants: F2A (Single seat fighter) and F2B (Two seated trainer)
  • Max Speed: Mach 2, or 2469.6 km/h  

The Mitsubishi F-1 is Japan’s first post-World War II domestically developed and built jet fighter, to enter production in Japan since the end of World War II
The max speed of this plane is 1,700 km/h, while at 11,000 meters, and can climb to 11,000 meters above sea level in approximately 2 minutes.